Located in the far West region of Africa, the 16 countries included in West Africa are Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Gambia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Liberia. Known for their richness in natural resources like gold, cocoa, diamonds, petroleum and salt, West African history is central in shaping the world as we know it today.
Frank Boulware, Sr. Legacy Scholarship
Ancient Art of Mansa Musa
Painting of Mansa Musa
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-Home of one of the world's first and thriving universities:
University of Timbuktu
- Wealthiest man who ever lived Mansa Musa I, 13th century King of the Mali Empire - believed to have had an estimated net worth of $400 billion dollars .
Songhai Empire - cultural and intellectual hub of West Africa
Facts of Interest/Achievements
Songhai Empire, Songhai Roya (Songhai Survival)
Map of Songhai Empire
Songhai Empire Artifacts
Songhai People and Clothing
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Queen Mother Yaa Asantewa – known for her stance on wanting to stand up and fight British colonists from taking over the Ashanti kingdom
Nana Yaa Asantewaa, the African Warrior Queen the West
Queen Asantewa`s statue at Edweso
Artwork of Queen Asantewa
Old Photo of Queen Mother Yaa Asantewa
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